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Cryptoblepharus ruber BÖRNER & SCHÜTTLER, 1981

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesTawny snake-eyed skink 
SynonymCryptoblepharus plagiocephalus ruber BÖRNER & SCHÜTTLER 1981
Cryptoblepharus ruber — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985
Cryptoblepharus ruber — HORNER 2007 
DistributionAustralia (W Kimberleys, West Australia)

Type locality: Kalindi Grotto, Bachsten Creek, NW Australia. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: SMF 32823 
CommentDiagnosis. A large (45–50 mm SVL), short-legged, shallow-headed, arboreal Cryptoblepharus, distinguished from Australian congeners by combination of modal values of six supraciliary scales, 24 mid-body scale rows and 54 paravertebral scales; mean values of hindlimb length 40.9% of SVL, head depth 41.1% of head length, tail length 132.6% of SVL; smooth subdigital lamellae; rounded, usually callused plantar scales; greyish, longitudinally aligned body pattern and being arboreal.

Sympatry: C. juno, C. megastictus and C. metallicus, C. exochus, C. mertensi, C. tytthos.

Cogger et al. (1983) placed C. plagiocephalus ruber in the synonymy of C. plagiocephalus. Wells and Wellington (1985), without comment or justification, elevated the taxon to species status, naming it C. ruber. 
References
  • Börner, A. R. & Schüttler, B. 1981. Über die australischen Skinke des Cryptoblepharus boutonii Komplexes. Miscellaneous Articles in Saurology 8: 1-10
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Horner, P. 2007. Systematics of the snake-eyed skinks, Cryptoblepharus Wiegmann (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) - an Australian based review. The Beagle Supplement 3: 21-198
  • Wells, R. W. and Wellington, C. R. 1985. A classification of the Amphibia and Reptilia of Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology, Supplementary Series, (1):1-61. - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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